DP Fuel Tank Services recently carried out cleaning and de-gassing of a disused fuel storage tank at Heathrow Airport.
The DP-FTS crew were required to pass multiple security checks and the proposed working methods scrutinised by Heathrow Airport Ltd (HAL) to ensure full compliance and met the stringent guidelines to carry out work safely around multi-million pound airliners. Anyone who has operated airside at Heathrow will know the challenges of working there!
DP Fuel Tank Services Supervisor, Gary Reeve, commented “We enjoyed the challenge of meeting with the clients’ expectations, and adopted a working-together attitude with the Heathrow team, which meant that we were able to carry out the project without a hitch”.
The project entailed relocating a 40,000-litre cylindrical bunded fuel tank off-site, and prior to the relocation the DP-FTS crew had to carry out thorough internal cleaning followed by the issuance of Gas-test certification to enable the move .
Project Manager for Wayne Jeves of Hughes & Salvidge, said:-
I would like to convey our thanks for the recent works which were carried out by DP-FTS on our project at Heathrow Airport. The project management and the subsequent works were carried out to a high standard, prompting positive comments and feedback comments from both the HSL site team and the Principal Contractor, FAUK. Heathrow Airport (Airside) is, at times, a challenging live environment to carry out any form of works and with this in mind the team prepared and executed the works required on time and safely. As a major demolition company in the UK, currently working on various sensitive projects, Hughes and Salvidge would have no hesitation in using DP FTS in the near future